Ad Law - the essential guide to advertising law and regulation

Goodman Derrick's Paul Herbert is among the contributors to the latest edition of this indispensable guide to Advertising Law, published next month by Kogan Page in conjunction with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).

Described by Lord Smith, Chairman of the ASA as "not only useful but essential", Ad Law is a practical guide to the law and regulation of advertising and marketing communications, offering level-headed advice on everyday questions encountered when designing and running promotional campaigns in any media. Its editor is Richard Lindsay, Legal & Public Affairs Director at the IPA.

Paul's chapter covers the complexities of political advertising and the different treatment accorded to it under the law and the self-regulatory codes. Paul commented:

"I was delighted to be asked to contribute this chapter on political advertising as it is one of the more erudite areas of advertising law, covering some very finely balanced arguments relating to freedom of expression.  It’s a privilege to be included in what is rightly regarded as the Advertisers’ bible."

Ad Law will be available from legal book shops, Amazon and through Kogan Page’s website.

Goodman Derrick's Advertising Team

Goodman Derrick's Advertising team is comprised of lawyers from our Media, Commercial, Corporate, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams. Our specialist legal knowledge and long experience in all areas of the media industry enables us to provide added value to all parties in the advertising chain, whether advertisers, agencies, creatives, broadcasters or publishers. More information is available by clicking here.

Paul Herbert

Paul is a commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the media and technology sectors. He is head of the firm’s Media, Communications & Technology practice. He acts for various advertising agencies, delivery platforms, broadcasters, production companies, publishers, authors, literary agents, distributors, technology companies, quasi regulatory bodies and “gatekeepers”. 

Paul has been described in the latest edition of Legal 500 as ‘responsive, careful and reliable’, leading a team “noted for its good, clear advice and excellent sector knowledge”.

Please click here to see Paul’s full professional profile,

For more information please contact:

Paul Herbert on +44 (0)20 7421 7922 or using, or

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development on +44 (0)20 7421 7968 or using